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Poster: patkelley Date: Apr 25, 2007 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Wine

I'm not really saying that the way Garcia's widow is handling the estate is nice, or even moral. I just think that in this area of the law, there's no moral ground to even evaluate. All the laws that would have to do with his estate are statutes that are there by the good graces of the government. Would it surprise you to learn that the government could constitutionally take all of your property at death? Would it further surprise you that that happens sometimes (it's called escheating)? When the legislature goes to the trouble of enacting tax laws or estate and trust laws that are designed to give people legitimate opportunities to give away their property at death in ways that they choose, it seems almost silly to criticize other people, who are absolutely entitled to their bite, when they try to take that bit. If I see an inartfully drafted will with holes and incompatible clauses, I'm capable of salivating at the thought of the good I can do for my client in asserting his or her rights. At the same time, I'm on the hook for malpractice if I leave big holes in someone's will or leave out a saving clause in a trust plan, etc. So the bottom line, for me, is- these are the rules we play by, if you (or your lawyer) dont know them or choose to not take advantage of them, it's not my fault. I've got a job to do.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 25, 2007 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Wine

" Would it surprise you to learn that the government could constitutionally take all of your property at death? "

Hell no. I already know what they can get away with with property seizures in drug cases where people end up being aquitted.

" , it seems almost silly to criticize other people, who are absolutely entitled to their bite, when they try to take that bit. "

again, if you're talking merely what's legal then I disagree. But at least I can sleep at night

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Apr 25, 2007 5:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Wine

join us on, chatzy.com doin dane county 1973!!:)

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Poster: patkelley Date: Apr 25, 2007 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Wine

me too. sweet dreams.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 25, 2007 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Wine

don't make me quote that great Shakespeare quote on your ass. Or worse prove all those lawyer jokes are true.

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Poster: ArchivesEverywhere Date: Apr 26, 2010 1:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Wine

What kind of lawyer jokes are you talking about? I am wondering what is the use of both this thread and this forum? Anyone actively writing here? I thought it would all be about archives. But apparently it is not.

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